Obituaries

Donald R. Elderkin – Cumberland

Donald R. Elderkin, 69, of Cumberland passed away on July 6, 2021, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Kelley A. (Davis) Elderkin and they had been married for the... more

Shirley C. Filip – Blackstone

Shirley C. (Barker) Filip, 92, of Blackstone, died July 6, 2021, a the Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge, Mass. She was the wife of Joseph J. Filip, with whom she was married for 67 years. Born in... more

Brian G. McDevitt – Rye, N.H.

Brian McDevitt, 66, of Rye, N.H., passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021, from complications due to pancreatic cancer. Always in charge until the very end, he elected to halt medical treatments so that... more

Jovanny Bottella-Robshaw – Smithfield

Jovanny Bottella-Robshaw, 20, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at home unexpectedly. Born in Rhode Island, he lived his life in several communities before settling in Smithfield. He was a beloved... more

Lorraine I. Sanford – Woonsocket

Lorraine I. (Perry) Sanford, 87, died July 4, 2021, in St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Sanford. Born in Bristol, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and... more

Loa F. Sutton – Lincoln

Loa F. (Mylander) Sutton, 90, of Lincoln passed away peacefully Saturday, July 3, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late James R. Sutton. Born in Baltimore, Md... more

Francis X. Dupuis – Lincoln

Francis X. Dupuis, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at his home in Lincoln surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Stromberg) Dupuis for 58 years... more

Cleora A. Green – Central Falls

Cleora A. Green, 66, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Miriam Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Katie Mae (Times)... more

Michael R. Fontaine – North Smithfield

Michael R. Fontaine, 66, of North Smithfield, died July 4, 2021, at home. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Claudette (Methot) Fontaine of North Smithfield and the late George Fontaine. Michael... more

Paul J. Mageau – Cumberland

Paul J. Mageau, 81, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021, in the Philip Hulitar, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth M. (Griffin) Mageau.... more

Wilfred L. Leduke - Cumberland

Wilfred L. Leduke, 76, of Cumberland, died Friday, June 25, 2021, at home. He was the loving husband of Cecelia T. (Cornell) Leduke. They were married on November 18, 1978. Born and raised Woonsocket... more

Elaine Lee – Cumberland

Elaine Lee, 75, passed away at home on Saturday, July 3, 2021. She was the wife of Albert H. Lee Jr. They have been married for the past 55 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late... more

Violeta Loureiro – Cumberland

Violeta (Laires) Loureiro, 80, of Cumberland, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Jorge A. Loureiro and they had been married for the... more

John Lourenco Sr. – Cumberland

John Lourenco Sr., 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Anne M. (Scarpaci) Lourenco. They have been married for the... more

Ernest A. Greenhalgh – Bonita Springs, Fla.

Ernest A. Greenhalgh passed away in Bonita Springs, Fla., at the age of 88, on May 26, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol A. Greenhalgh (Neri), and his two sons Todd Greenhalgh of... more

Deacon James Thomas Walsh Jr. – Cumberland

Deacon James Thomas Walsh Jr., 77, of Cumberland, R.I., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, with his wife, Diana, and three daughters, Janet, Cheryl and Jennifer by his side. Jim was... more

Bertha 'Betty' F. Laliberte – Lincoln

Bertha “Betty” F. (Mauricio) Laliberte, 96, of Shady Brook Circle, died Sunday, June 27, 2021, at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland Laliberte. Born... more

Mary R. Jackson – Cumberland

Mary R. (Murphy) Jackson, 87, of Cumberland, died Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Mount St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late John C. and Mary O. (Brehio) Murphy,... more

Leo R. Fontaine – Glocester

Leo R. Fontaine, 69, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Geraldine L. (Picciotti) Fontaine. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Rudolph and Lucille (Dubois)... more

Brenda L. Baribault – North Smithfield

Brenda L. Baribault, 47, of North Smithfield, died Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Landmark Medical Center. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Janet (Cimini) DeCristofano of Clearwater, Fla.,... more

Paul E. Harrison – Lincoln

Paul E. Harrison, 71, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021, in the Greenville Center, Smithfield. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John E. and Margaret E. (Gormley) Harrison. He... more

Paul A. Robert – Cumberland

Paul Robert saw the world from the seat of an Army aircraft. As he and his fellow crewmembers flew their missions to win the Second World War, this young man from Woonsocket, R.I., participated in... more

John F. ‘Jack’ Crawley Jr. – Cumberland

John F. “Jack” Crawley Jr., 72, of Cumberland passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Arlene G. (Doire) Crawley and they had been... more

Marion Luby – Cumberland

Marion (Bowden) Luby, 95, of Cumberland, died Sunday, June 20, 2021, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Luby.... more

Colleen B. Marsland – Cumberland

Colleen B. Marsland (Murphy), 82, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late... more

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